Tesla boss Elon Musk pushed the pace at a local festival in his first electric car factory in Europe - but the time for the decision on the approval is open.
First, the online discussion of objections must be awaited, which will run until October 14, said the spokeswoman for the Brandenburg Ministry of the Environment, Frauke Zelt, on Monday in Potsdam.
Grünheide - Then the discussion will be evaluated to see whether, for example, the explanations would result in tests.
Musk said on Saturday at the folk festival on the factory building site in Grünheide near Berlin that Tesla wanted to start production by December at the latest.
The electric car manufacturer from the USA has so far been building the factory with early approval because the final environmental approval from the state of Brandenburg is pending.
The online discussion that became necessary for the project following a revised proposal from Tesla involved more than 800 objections.
Environmentalists and residents fear negative consequences for drinking water, Tesla rejects the criticism.